We host a variety of events in our parks, including community days, funfairs and festivals. To find out about future events in parks and open spaces, view our events schedule (XLSX).
You can apply to host an event in one of our parks. Event organisers will need to complete a park event permit application form (PDF) and a park event risk assessment (PDF). View our fees and charges for 2021-2022 (PDF).
In spring 2020 we carried out a midpoint review of the Event Strategy 2017-2022. This involved wide consultation to reinforce the importance that events play in the community. View the Park Events Strategy 2017-2022 review (PDF).
We have included recommendations from the review into an Events Policy (PDF).
The Event Management Plan (PDF) is a document to assist event organisers in developing a comprehensive plan of the event and would need to be completed for events over 1000 people.
The cost depends on the size and type of event you want to hold. There is a non-refundable administration fee of at least £100 for all applications.
Email email@example.com your completed application form and relevant supporting documents.
We look at each application individually and will contact you with our decision or to request further information. You may need to consult nearby residents and gain approval from the emergency services.
Event organisers must maintain public liability insurance with a limit of indemnity of at least £5,000,000. We do not allow balloons, lanterns and floating candles on council land.
|Size of event||Processing time|
|Under 50 people||No permit required. You need to let us know where and when an event is taking place|
|50-201 people||4 weeks|
|201-2,000 people||8 weeks|
|More than 2,000 people||12 weeks|
|Scale||Application to be received|
|Large||A minimum of six months before|
|Medium||A minimum of three months before|
|Small||A minimum of six weeks before|
SAG provides guidance for organisers so they can run their events safely. They don't assist in planning, or take responsibility for the event as this is for the organiser to do.
SAG will advise and make observations about events and some SAG members with statutory responsibility may act in the interests of public safety.
Monthly SAG meetings are organised to coincide with the event planning process each year. Major event organisers should go to a SAG meeting before applying to us for a license.
For more information, view the SAG terms of reference (PDF).
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